[16days_discussion] Our events in San Diego, California!

AHoiberg at aol.com AHoiberg at aol.com
Mon Nov 19 15:52:09 EST 2007


Name  of your Organization: Women's Equity Council, United Nations 
Association of  San Diego  
Location of your Organization: United Nations  Association, United Nations 
Building, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA  92101 
Contact Person: Anne Hoiberg, 619.223.8074 or _ahoiberg at aol.com_ 
(mailto:ahoiberg at aol.com) 
Date of event or activity  25 November to 10 December  2007
Brief description  of your events and activities:
 
 
16 Days of Activism Against Gender  Violence 
Sunday, 25 November 2007,  2:00 P.M., Mission  Valley Library, 2123 Fenton 
Parkway, Mission Valley (parking near IKEA): A screening of award-winning 
filmmaker Rory Kennedy’s “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” shows  the disturbing pictures of 
torture and ill-treatment at Iraq’s Abu Graib prison.  A discussion follows the 
82-minute film. Sponsors include: Amnesty  International; International 
Museum of Human Rights at San Diego; Women's Equity  Council, United Nations 
Association of San Diego; and Survivors of Torture,  International. 
Saturday, 1 December  2007, 1:30 P.M.,  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 
4190 Front Street, Hillcrest (across from  UCSD Medical Center): Panelists 
discuss “Awareness of Family Violence and Solutions.”  Sponsored by National 
Organization for Women, San Diego County  chapter.  
Tuesday, 4 December 2007,  11:10 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., San Diego City College, 
1330 Park Blvd., San  Diego, CA 92101: A panel presentation, "Ending Stalking 
and Family  Violence--NOW," with panelists Mark  Foreman, Director of the 
Family Justice Center; Rachel Solov, Attorney with the  D.A.'s Stalking Task Force; 
and Anne Hoiberg, Director, Women's Equity Council  of the United Nations 
Association.  
Friday, 7 December  2007, 1:15 P.M.,  San Diego Family Justice Center, 707 
Broadway, Second Floor, San Diego, 92101: A  power-point presentation and tour 
with Dr. Julie Becker to learn about the San Diego  Family Justice Center that 
brings together professionals and services under one  roof to help victims of 
family violence.   
Sunday, 9 December 2007,  3:00 P.M., Crill  Hall, Point Loma Nazarene 
University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (off Catalina Blvd.)  619.849.2200:  International 
Human Rights Day Celebration, . . . the  59th anniversary of the signing of the 
Universal Declaration of Human  Rights. Performances by the San Diego Young 
Artists Symphony (Mary Gerard,  Conductor) and Point Loma Nazarene University 
Orchestra (Phillip Tyler,  Conductor)  include “Fanfare for the  Common Man” by 
Aaron Copeland, “Theme from Schindler’s List” by John Williams,  and “A 
Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copeland with narration by Walter Ritter. The  program 
also includes a brief UDHR cartoon video, a reading by Walter Ritter of  Elie 
Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance speech, and commentary from  
representatives of the sponsoring organizations (Amnesty International;  International 
Museum of Human Rights at San Diego; United Nations Association,  San Diego 
chapter;  Survivors of Torture, International.) There is no  charge for this 
event.  
Monday, 10 December 2007,  7:00 P.M.,  Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & 
Justice, University of San Diego (off  Linda Vista Road) 619.260.7509: 
International Human Rights Day Commemoration, . . . the  59th anniversary of the signing 
of the Universal Declaration of Human  Rights. A reading is performed by six 
actors and one narrator of Lemkin's House,  a  thought-provoking drama about 
the horrors of genocide” and winner of the 2006  Peace Writing Award from the 
OMNI Center for Peace. Written by Catherine  Filloux, Lemkin's House centers on 
Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer who  coined the word “genocide” and 
dedicated his life to having it declared an  international crime. In Ms. Filloux’s 
play, Lemkin in the afterlife is bombarded  by people bursting into his home 
with complaints of more recent genocides in  Rwanda and Bosnia. Lemkin must 
recognize that even his law is not enough to  change the world. Co-sponsored by 
the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace &  Justice; International Museum of Human 
Rights; United Nations Association, San  Diego chapter; Amnesty International; 
and Survivors of Torture,  International. There is no charge for  this 
program. RSVP by Dec.  6 at _http://peace.sandiego.edu_ (http://peace.sandiego.edu/) 
.  For more information, call (619)  260-7509.




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